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Title: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: Crafty Butterfly on November 11, 2011 02:06:14 PM


Here's a place to share your photos and admire others!


Reserved for partners:
mjnovak (Sydney 7, Dylan 11) <> Coma (Nyssa 9, Kayla F)

 Hika-chan (Serenity 6, Braelyn 8 ) <> idioskosmos (William 6, Katherine 8 )

dontdresslikeapril (Gwendolyn 10, Clementine 4) <>banana731(Sylvia 7, Clementine 4)

Kristl (Kelly 10, Joseph 5) <> redflags(Bella 14, Lex 4)

goldfishpollywog(Bennett 7) <> Zombie_Queen (Azriel 7)

leighi123[/color] (Levi 4) <> dontdresslikeapril (Izrael 4)

ekioart (Kaidon 5) <> crafty butterfly (Thomas 5)

belladune(Deklan 6) <>tapestrymlp(Cassidy 7)

craftnewb
(Brittany 14) <> redflags(Seth 14)

lynnz232 (Kash 7) <> ekioart (Maddock 7)

jennden (Denise 12) <> sloth003 (Felix 11)

onceinlovewithamy (Hailey 8 ) > bobbinalong (Chloe 8 ) > stepharella (Sarah 9) > onceinlovewithamy (Hailey 8 )



Blue - Sent package
Green - Package arrived to partner. Yay!
Strikethrough - Feedback done
Orange - Sending late with communication
Red - problem, contact your organizer/co-organizer, please


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: Belladune on November 13, 2011 05:02:40 PM
Duck opened his package tonight!!   He loves it all!

 from left to right: a fancy candle holder/money jar/treasure jar; the card; stickers


The Jar up close:


The card: Look at the awesome paper snowflakes! 


The cute Duck magnet:


the super cool lego tree - The pieces move!  it's really nifty!


One happy little boy, who wants the christmas tree up so his lego tree can go on it!


Deklan would like to say: 'thank you Cassidy! I love the things you made me  8)'  And I'd like to say thank you too! You made some great stuff :)  Thank you tapestrymlp for letting your talented daughter join the swap!


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: tapestrymlp on November 13, 2011 08:27:11 PM
Yay! So glad Deklan likes everything. I just have to say, while working on another swap today I lifted a piece of felt and found a green felt lego brick. "Oh no!" I thought, "Poor Deklan's tree is missing a lego block! Ack!" Then I realized it was the sample block I made to show Cassidy how, lol.

Cass had a lot of fun with the swap. As soon as she was done she wanted to know when the next swap is, lol, and if I can sign her up. She checks the mailbox everyday searching for craft goodies and every time we go to the craft store she starts pleading for new supplies - you know, just in case her next partner REALLY needs to have those sparkly princess stickers.

Also, thanks to making the treasure jar, Cass is now convinced she can modge-podge tissue paper onto ANYTHING and make it fabulous.


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: Belladune on November 13, 2011 08:37:44 PM
Oh, the crafting bug has bitten her hard, hasn't it?  That's so cute!  Deklan also asks for more craft supplies when we go to the store, he just can't get enough... And he refuses to throw anything away, because "we can craft it!"  lol  We are working on Cassidy's gift, his attention span is shorter then I wish it was.  but we are plugging away.  I think the ornament part will go quickly tho, once the _____ have dried ;)... Cassidy will find crafted wonders in her mail box soon I hope!

And Cassidy is right, modge podge and tissue paper makes everthing fabulous!


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on November 14, 2011 03:08:33 PM
What a fun package!  Love the lego tree ornament.  Great job Cassidy!


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: idioskosmos on December 03, 2011 09:06:31 AM
Cassidy did a wonderful job!  My son would go crazy for the batman candle holder, and I think the card is very clever :-)


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: onceinlovewithAmy on December 05, 2011 04:11:29 PM
We've received! Hailey won't be able to open her package until later (maybe not till tomorrow), so pictures will follow after that! :D


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: banana731 on December 05, 2011 04:36:42 PM
That lego ornament is so cool!


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: bobbinalong on December 06, 2011 05:53:01 AM

We received from Hailey AND Sarah (who in the Christmas spirit decided to send to both round robin partners)

From Hailey:
First up, a pop-up card (Chloe loved it and thought it was funny as she had made one, too)

A very good drawing of animals - Chloe thought the cat in a Santa hat was awesome.

Kitty cat felt ring and necklace on a string - was worn to school yesterday along with all the other felt accessories - dog bracelet and hair clip, and a turtle pin.




The ornament - a handy reindeer.  That's such a cute idea - I forget hands are more than for just making turkeys!


From Sarah -
A very cool fridge magnet.

White glove ornament.

The card - Chloe loved the felt decoration, she said it was so cute!



We had a great time swapping and Chloe truly loved her packages.  She had the most fun and I think I may have created a monster.  Although now she's nervous about whether her stuff will be liked!  Bless her heart, having swap anxiety at 8 years old!


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: Belladune on December 06, 2011 06:16:02 AM
Wow! those are some talented girls! 


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: mjnovak on December 06, 2011 10:05:09 AM
Ohh what a GREAT start to the gallery!! I would wear that turtle pin every day and I adore the duck magnet!!


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on December 06, 2011 10:47:45 AM
Love the dogs!  The fridge magnet looks fun too!


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: CraftNewb on December 07, 2011 03:22:35 PM
We received our package today!  ;D
My teenage turtle was super excited and loves what she got! You can see from the picture that the toddler had to get in on the action too  :D (sorry for the cruddy cell phone quality)
First of all I must say that the chocolates went over REALLY well - I was able to get out of the room with most of my arm still attached. Haha!
She got a cute little Pokeball key chain and a hand made Zelda/Link journal with some awesome beadwork!
Love love love!
Thank you so much redflags :)


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: Zombie_Queen on December 07, 2011 06:44:10 PM
Az received an awesome package from Bennett :) I'm sorry about the crappy cell phone pics. I can't find my camera :( Bennett, thank you for being such an awesome and thoughful partner. Az LOVES everything :)

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6474736491/)
Card (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6474736491/) by Zombie_Mama (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6474736401/)
AzSwap (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6474736401/) by Zombie_Mama (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6474752603/)
Lego (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6474752603/) by Zombie_Mama (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6474753181/)
Ornament (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6474753181/) by Zombie_Mama (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
When you turn it around, the shape resembles the Tardis. Super cool :)

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6474752879/)
SonicScrewdriver (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6474752879/) by Zombie_Mama (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Super awesome extra!!! I want one!! lol :)

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6474736581/)
SonicScrewdriver (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6474736581/) by Zombie_Mama (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Action shot!! :)



Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: banana731 on December 07, 2011 07:43:19 PM
those are some seriously cute packages! I love all the felt animals. And I am very impressed by the sonic screwdriver! I keep trying to get my eldest to yarn craft  ::)...


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on December 08, 2011 12:16:08 AM
Bennett had a blast crafting with Legos.  Sadly, he isn't crocheting well enough to make the Sonic Screwdriver.  He did try quite a bit, but a knotted accident ended that.  This one was a prototype for a friend who changed her mind. B suggested Az might like it.  He is making a second frame for himself so that his minifigs will be more available and "look cool where everyone can see them".  ;)

So glad that Az liked everything!


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: stepharella on December 08, 2011 11:26:10 AM
We received from Chloe (bobbinalong) but Sarah is at her dads this week but will be promptly opened tomorrow (Friday)!  Will post pics at the grand opening! ;) 


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: Belladune on December 08, 2011 01:59:13 PM
What great pacakges!Deklan would have lost his hat over those lego gifts.  They are great!  What a lucky guy!


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: Ekioart on December 09, 2011 05:24:04 AM
A sonic screwdriver! Jealous ^_^ Super adorable stuff from everyone. Maddock received but hasn't opened his package yet.

We opened this afternoon as they were just too excited. 
The  card is made out of Legos!

I've been told it's the best Christmas card ever. (Jack Skellington + legos = 0-0! *Yeahhh* dance.)

An awesome vinyl reindeer ornament


and a Cars t-shirt.

This was his "cool dude" face.

There was also a map in the box of Michigan and the boys promptly spread it out to check out all the interesting places.


Fantastic package! Maddman was thrilled.


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: mjnovak on December 09, 2011 02:34:49 PM
WE RECEIVED!!!
OMG - the kids have outDONE themselves. What a happy household I have tonight!!

First of all, let me just say that none of us have ever received a gift from out of the country, so this:



blew our minds!

Both kids got adorable pop-up cards.





And here we are with our FAB ornaments!



Sydney decided her ornament needed to go on her special tree in her room. It definitely matches!



Dylan got..wait for it...
DEVIL STICKS!!



He is so excited. He'd never seen them before, but his dad and I have been trying our skills (okay, okay, he gets them back now...) and now he can't WAIT to prove himself on them!! I had a set years ago that my brother and I practiced with daily......Evidently those skills did not carry over into my adult years because I've made a great fool of myself already -- and with much more to come, I'm sure!

Sydney has received a set of handmade pink and black pom-poms!! You would have thought she had died and gone to heaven!



Thank you SO much, Nyssa, Kayla, and Nicole! What a great way to end today!


**Side note...All of my pics are sideways. Sorry about that. =\ **


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: Belladune on December 09, 2011 06:54:20 PM
What fabulous packages!  The lego card is most definitly the coolest card!
Devil sticks are pretty cool too!  i had some too, i'm certain I'd not beable to do it anymore either!
And the pompoms rock.  how could they not?


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on December 09, 2011 07:52:21 PM
Great jobs on the reindeer ornament, the lego card, pompoms and sticks!  The kids are crafting awesomely!


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: banana731 on December 10, 2011 08:26:00 AM
love the lego card!

and pom poms, what a great idea!


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: Ekioart on December 10, 2011 09:54:39 AM
Oh my gosh, I'd forgotten about devil sticks! How cool!


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: onceinlovewithAmy on December 10, 2011 02:55:29 PM
Hailey finally got to open her package; she's been too busy until now!

She really likes the two things she got. She didn't get a card, which she's pretty disappointed about since she worked so hard on the one she sent. But the two things she did get she likes, so that's good. She hung the mitten on her mini tree in her bedroom.

And now for pictures...

Opening the package...










Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: redflags on December 12, 2011 08:50:55 AM
Our oldest son received his package from CraftNewb and her very awesome daughter, and he is so stoked on what he got!

Here's him showing off both items- a super rad steampunk box and an ornament that looks so good on our white tree (sorry for the bad pics, I can't get the hang of this camera):



A closeup of them:







Thank you again so much, this swap has been a lot of fun!



Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on December 12, 2011 11:43:19 AM
I love Hailey's package, but her choice of reading material ROCKS!  I tore through Garfield every chance I got.

The Steampunk box and ornament are awesome! 


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: banana731 on December 12, 2011 01:49:43 PM
that is a really cool ornament! is it paper?


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on December 12, 2011 11:13:03 PM
Benn received a wonderful package from Zombie_Queen's son.

Here are the card and ornament.  Love the Lego tree!

Look at how beautiful the trees on the card are!

Some Peeps Snowmen that sent my Goose jabbering ninety miles an hour
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=501541)

The shirt that Azriel made which was put on immediately while munching on some awesome Rock Candy.

One thrilled Goose, he loves robots as you can tell by the wall decor! 
Thank y'all so much!  He loves all of it!


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: tapestrymlp on December 13, 2011 12:30:03 AM
We received from Belladune and her son :D Cass was overjoyed with her packaged and tore right into it. She loves everything!

Decklan created the cutest little snowman ornament and a really nice Penguins of Madagascar card.


Next Cass discovered matching necklaces and bracelets for herself and her American Girl doll, plus they came in a cool Christmas pouch! (You can see the pouch in the pic above)


Thanks for a wonderful swap!


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: Belladune on December 13, 2011 05:44:01 AM
so glad it made it!  And that she loves it!  She looks so happy :) 


Deklan is telling me now that he want's to swap again already!


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: banana731 on December 13, 2011 08:55:46 AM
kid crafting is the sweetest cutest thing, ever!

i've noticed that a lot of kids are really into legos  :D


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: stepharella on December 14, 2011 02:24:50 PM
Here is the goods Sarah got from Chloe!!  She LOVED all of it, especiall the necklace the ornaments that are now on her tree in her bedroom! :)


the complete package!  Tons of stuff!!!  Oh and a stocking that Sarah is sharing with her baby brother this year until I can get his made! :) 


the necklace!!  it is a magnet that can interchange cool bottlecaps with designs on the inside!


the card that has hand drawn pictures of horses and popups! 

Everything was so great and Sarah just loved it!  She was so happy...this has been the best swap!  Nothing makes a mother happier than seeing her babies happy! 


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: CraftNewb on December 14, 2011 06:01:32 PM
that is a really cool ornament! is it paper?

Yes the ornament is made from a pretty sparkly card stock my daughter had. She made these shapes for Geometry and we thought, "ooo what a neat idea for an ornamet!"
haha who ever thought math would be so pretty!


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: Coma on December 16, 2011 05:53:52 PM
Kayla and Nyssa were soo excited to receive their package on Tuesday but we have been super busy so I haven't had a chance to put up photos until now. Sorry about that mjnovak & company!

Here are the lovely (stamped? stenciled?) cards tha Sydney and Dylan made:


The adorable ornaments they sculpted:


Finally the really coo bracelets. I don't know what kind of material they are made from but they are very pretty (and in the colours the girls like best) and they are flexible!


Thanks so much all! My daughters and I loved their first swap:D


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: Belladune on December 16, 2011 06:46:59 PM
cool!  Those bracelets are pretty!


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: banana731 on December 17, 2011 11:37:13 AM
very cool bottle cap necklace!

I love the bracelets!


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: jennden on December 18, 2011 12:50:01 PM
Nisey received her awesome gifts from sloth003 and Felix a couple of days ago, but we were having computer problems.

First she got this cute card.


Some nice bags Felix made Minus one, for Nisey has already put that one to good use.


Then what is left of some yummy chocolate they sent.

Then the super cool necklace and bracelet.

And the very adorable button Christmas tree ornament.


Thank you very much sloth003 and Felix for making Nisey's first swap a great one!! :D


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: mjnovak on December 18, 2011 05:47:44 PM
Coma, So glad it made it and that they liked their package!
I should have included a note -- the ornaments and bracelets were all made from Sculpey and then painted with acrylic. The cards are stenciled and then attacked by foam stickers. It's funny, they aren't usually interested in making similar items and I expected a lot of diversity from them, but no one wanted to be outdone by the other.. As soon as an idea was voiced by one kid, it was immediately copied by the other!

Thanks for a great swap -- we really had a GREAT time!


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: sloth003 on December 18, 2011 08:55:46 PM
here we go...

teh bot received an amazing package has finally given up control of my computer. 

here is his ornament.  mario whoo hoo


or are these his ornaments?   ;)
in any case they are all on the tree.

this is a very cool decorated tin.  perfect for keeping his weird little collections in, blue and hockey? total win


three mario magnets (on the fridge already)


decorated little stocking with candy!


erasers.

 
and something to keep him busy over the long long upcoming break.


here he is with his card and i swear.  he is still in stage makeup from his dress rehearsal (he was tiny tim in the school operetta last week) and not in fact a filthy little monster.



thanks so much jennifer and denise... he was quite excited to be able to swap.


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: chandana on December 18, 2011 09:52:24 PM
adorable stuffs  :)


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: banana731 on December 19, 2011 07:14:23 PM
That button tree is really neat, what a cool idea! The Mario stuff is pretty sweet, so is that tin!

We received from Don'tdresslikeapril's girls today. Sorry for the picture quality, my cell doesn't take great pics and it was quite dark outside.



my girls each got pretty painted boxes with shells inside, and cute little beaded hair clips. This is Sylvia's, her clip has little bells.



here is the tree ornament for Sylvia.



this is Clementine's box and hair clip. Her's has a little heart at the end.



here is the ornament, the yarn around the star is a pretty blue/green wool. Both girls hung their ornaments of the tree right away! Thank you Gwendolyn and Clementine.



These are the cards from April's girls.

April has already received the package from my girls for Gwendolyn and (her) Clementine. Unfortunately I forgot about taking pictures until everything was wrapped! I only have pictures of the cards.



I hope April is able to post pictures of the rest of the package soon.


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: Ekioart on December 26, 2011 11:14:43 AM
Eep! A trip to the land of no internet and the addition of a puppy means I'm long overdue to post pictures of what Kaidon received. He loved everything!


The game was a big hit and has been played several times.
Thanks!


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: leighi123 on December 26, 2011 07:18:30 PM
Here is the package Levi got from Israel:



Wrapped in very pretty paper that we will reuse!  He got a mini treasure chest with shells inside, and cute ornaments that he put on his little tree right away!

Thank You!!!


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on December 27, 2011 09:57:56 AM
The board game looks like a lot of fun!

Great job on the treasure chest and ornaments!  Love the colors. :)


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: redflags on December 27, 2011 10:05:32 AM
We received the coolest package from kristl! Unfortunately, my computer died and with it all our pictures, including the pics of the stuff kristl sent. I do have one picture, but only because I sent it to family to show them to board game our youngest son wouldn't stop talking about  :D

In addition to the game, our daughter got the most beautiful necklace, and she even sent me a gorgeous necklace with an awesome dragon pendant! I really wish I could post pics of those  :(

But here's the game that's enthralled my four year old son. It's a Spongebob tic-tac-toe game, and the pictures can even be swapped out. Isn't it so cute??



Thank you, kristl, for everything! You guys made the kids very happy  :)


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: Crafty Butterfly on December 29, 2011 06:48:54 PM
Feedback has been given! (Except for myself and two swappers that I'm waiting to hear from)  Sorry it's taken so long the Holidays just took over for a while.

Happy New Year!


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: goldfishpollywog on December 30, 2011 03:18:32 PM
Thanks for an awesome swap!  I love getting my Goose crafting right along with me.


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: Belladune on December 30, 2011 03:27:47 PM
all the kids did such a wonderful job!   Thanks for a great swap!


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: banana731 on December 30, 2011 11:19:21 PM
thanks for setting up the swap, Crafty!


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: Crafty Butterfly on December 31, 2011 01:16:38 PM
thanks for setting up the swap, Crafty!

it was rather complicated keeping track of. I wouldn't object to organizing again as long as I had a co-org to help out next time around. :)


Title: Re: By Kids for Kids Holiday Swap Gallery!
Post by: darkfallenangel67 on January 31, 2012 10:40:30 AM
really great job! ;D